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This is not a "decoy sacrifice". It is a diversion sacrifice.
You say tamato, I say tomato. You say diversion, I say decoy. We've had this debate before but, worthy of another round. Anyone ?
Gladly, this is neither a decoy nor a diversion, it's a deflection. Black's queen, in capturing the knight, is being coerced away from the 'good' square at h6 where it's guarding h8 & stopping mate. Interestingly, there is a decoy here - if you go with the alternative 1...Kg7, then you might say the king is moving from a good to a bad square where it can be attacked. That's my understanding of what a decoy is.
But then the puzzle setter didn't go with that variation so I don't see how the title applies !(Yesterday's puzzle is a good example of a forced decoy.)
Edit: Having trouble finding the term 'diversion' anyway. Deflection is listed in Chessopedia but there's no diversion (come to that, there's no decoy either - I wish they'd bring that thing up to date!). So is diversion just another term for deflection ?
Yes, easy, but even a simple puzzle gets the gears whirring. I always try the daily puzzle before beginning live chess.
14 hours : Alice I an going to send you to the moon.
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Went streight for # and didn't notice the queen at f6. Lesson in humility!
1. Ne7+ Kg7
Easy puzzle but a good example of a decoy move.
why wouldn't the king just go to g-7?
What if black play Kg7? Is there a response for white? I can't see it.
White's response would be Qh6#
not very good one
This took 2.8 seconds to solve. Try harder, please. Grazi!
Why doesn't Black play Kg7 after Ne7+???
"Reykjavik Open, Round 8 | Commentary by FM Ingvar Johannesson & Fiona Steil-Antoni"
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